A proof-of-concept experiment has shown that, by shifting evolution into reverse, it may be possible to use 'green chemistry' to make a number of costly synthetic drugs as easily and cheaply ...
Sun 23 Mar 14 from Phys.org
(Phys.org)—There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago, when life on ...
Wed 30 Jan 13 from Phys.org
Perilous and polluting industrial processes can be made safer with enzymes. But only a short range of enzymes have been available for the chemical industry.
Thu 22 Oct 09 from Phys.org
Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme's function by as much as 30 fold, potentially establishing a path to less expensive biofuels, detergents and a host of other products.
Tue 17 Apr 12 from Phys.org
(PhysOrg.com) -- Montana State University chemists have determined the structure of an intermediate form of a unique enzyme that participates in some of the most fundamental reactions in biology.
Mon 26 Apr 10 from Phys.org
Chinese medicine yields secrets: Atomic mechanism of 2-headed molecule derived from Chang Shan shown
The mysterious inner workings of Chang Shan—a Chinese herbal medicine used for thousands of years to treat fevers associated with malaria—have been uncovered thanks to a high-resolution structure ...
Sun 23 Dec 12 from Phys.org
In a paper published today in PNAS, scientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Hamburg, Germany, reveal new insights into the workings of enzymes from a group of bacteria ...
Tue 15 Feb 11 from Phys.org
An enzyme in the bacterium that causes potato scab could help create new, environmentally-benign biocatalysts with the potential to cut use of the highly corrosive chemical nitric acid.
Fri 21 Sep 12 from Phys.org
University of Calgary scientists have discovered metabolic enzymes in the opium poppy that play "widespread roles" in enabling the plant to make painkilling morphine and codeine, and other important ...
Fri 4 Oct 13 from Phys.org
Scientists have discovered an enzyme used in nature to make powerful chemicals from catnip to a cancer drug, vinblastine. The discovery opens up the prospect of producing these chemicals cheaply ...
Wed 21 Nov 12 from Phys.org
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